Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust


Introducing the Business:

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost Fringe Festival. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia. Local, national and international artists produce the majority of the 100+ events. The Fringe Festival supports all of these and also produces several key events in-house: The Programme Launch, Opening Night Showcase, Awards nights as well as operating a Festival Theatre and hub for the duration of the festival. The Fringe engages a diverse cross-section of the community both in terms of participants and audience. The Fringe work environment is a fun and creative place where we work hard and support each other to create the best fringe festival Dunedin has ever seen!

What the Business needs:

*Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust internship offers have now been filled.

Design and Marketing Intern

The intern will work with the Festival Publicist to coordinate publicity and media for the Dunedin Fringe Festival. Part of the role is to assist with designing publicity and marketing collateral such as posters, invitations and newsletters, as well as the creation of material for marketing in traditional and social media consistent with 2022 festival branding. The intern will add value to the Festival’s marketing campaign and grow the audience size of fringe events. Excellent written, aural and design communication skills are required and experience in a wide range of social media would be an advantage. All team members are expected to have a passion for Dunedin’s arts and culture sector.

Production Intern

This role serves to assist the Dunedin Fringe Operations manager in setting up and operating the various festival produced events and venues that we run during the festival, such as the Festival Theatre, Late Night Line Up, the Black Box performance space, Opening Night Showcase and various other satellite events throughout the 10 day festival. The role requires exceptional operational and problem solving skills, and the ability to be calm under pressure. Some technical skills would be an advantage, but not essential. All team members are expected to have a passion for Dunedin’s arts and culture sector.

Artist Liaison and Ticketing Intern.

To assist the Festival Director and other managers by liaising with the 100+ artists involved in the festival. In the immediate lead-up to the festival the intern will be responsible for organising complimentary tickets for sponsors and judges; they will also staff the box office and FOH at festival venues (ticket office and festival club). The role requires exceptional organisational and communication skills, the ability to be calm under pressure and excellent customer service. All team members are expected to have a passion for Dunedin’s arts and culture sector.